Celestron Regal ED 8×42 Binoculars: Our Review

Excellent box of view and shut focal point, with a reasonably excellent symbol. We rated those within the Center Floor.

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Celestron Regal ED 8x42 binoculars.
Celestron Regal ED 8×42 binoculars. Symbol through Hugh Powell.


  • Most sensible type for shut focal point
  • Excellent readability and minimum distortion
  • Extensive box of view


  • Heavy really feel within the hand
  • Unfastened eyecups now and again drifted out of place
  • Stiff, slow-to-move focal point wheel


  • Value: $390 MSRP at press time. Costs steadily vary, so test with shops
  • Shut focal point: 4.9 ft (150 cm)
  • Box of view: 8° (420 ft at 1,000 yards). Extra about box of view 
  • Weight: 29.9 ounces (847 g)—that’s about 4.2 ounces (118 g) heavier than the common for 8×42 binoculars in our evaluate
  • Eye reduction: 22.5 mm

Viewing Revel in: The Celestron Regals supplied a excellent viewing revel in, and excelled within the realm of shut focal point and box of view. In head-to-head exams the picture high quality was once identical or moderately higher than the more cost effective Celestron Nature DX, however no longer as vivid and crisp because the in a similar way priced Celestron Trailseeker ED. On a cloudy November day, the Regals perceived to impart a moderately bluish forged, making a dismal wooded area appear darker nonetheless. They labored really well for shooting the teardrop facial markings of feminine Wooden Geese from about 100 yards away, and the panning was once clean with none discernible distortion. When seeking to observe unidentified sparrows at shut vary in low brush, the stiff focal point wheel made it difficult to stay the fast-moving birds in focal point.

Really feel and Construct: The Regals are heavier than maximum different binoculars on this evaluate, and the stiff focal point wheel was once tough to regulate to. The unfastened eyecups had a bent to switch place whilst the boxes had been dangling at relaxation. The neck strap was once relaxed—vast and padded, and the cushy black rubber housing made for a excellent grip, even though one tester famous a powerful scent “like tires.”

Feedback From Testers: 

  • Cumbersome, heavy general
  • Stiff focal point wheel
  • Tremendous unfastened eyecups
  • Eyecups no longer tall sufficient with out glasses  
  • I may just no longer lead them to slender sufficient to suit the gap between my eyes

This text is one in a chain of mini-reviews. To peer how those binoculars evaluate to others we’ve examined, see our complete evaluate of reasonably priced 8×42 binoculars.  

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